Time Bank Media is getting a reboot thanks to the newly reorganized team of coordinators. They’ve got great infectious energy and a “get ‘er done” attitude, which we think will charge our Time Bank with fresh ideas on building momentum for membership and time hour exchanges. In addition, last year’s redesign of the Time Bank Media website offers our membership an easier platform for viewing time bank offers and requests as well as logging in hours. If you have not visited the website in a while, take a look!
TimeBank Media is a volunteer-led initiative of Transition Town Media that strives to create a community-wide circle of giving to encourage people to volunteer their talents and receive, in return, help with their unmet needs. While modern TimeBanking was created over thirty years ago, it is a new concept to many of us. The basic premise of TimeBanking is that it is an organized way to “pay-it-forward.” For every hour you invest doing work for someone via the TimeBank, you receive an hour that you can spend on any service offered via the TimeBank (not just with the person to whom you provided the service). On the surface this premise seems simple, but when looked at more deeply, timebanking offers new ways of thinking about time, wealth and community. In the end, we hope to achieve the rather large goal of reweaving community.
You can become involved with TimeBank Media in many different ways: you can be a member, both on the individual or the family level, and your company or non-profit organization can become a “Community Partner” with TimeBank Media.
In addition, be a part of the planning committee that helps to shape the future of the Time Bank. What offers would you like to see added? How we can attract more members with the skills we would like to add to the time bank offers list? How can we best design an outreach program for the time bank? If you have ideas and would like to be a part of this recently re-formed working group, please contact us or just join us at our next meeting on Monday, January 17th.
You gain time bank hours by getting involved!